Prior Lake Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash on Brimson Trail

By KBJR News 1

March 2, 2013 Updated Mar 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM CST

Brimson, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A Prior Lake man was injured Friday night in a snowmobile crash on the Brimson Trail.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, David Maxfield, 57, was leading two snowmobiles on a portion of the trail about 3/4 of a mile south east of Highway 44 when witnesses say he took off at a high rate of speed and disappeared around curves in the trail.

Authorities say Maxfield failed to negotiate a curve and went off the trail. He was then thrown from his sled.

The Sheriff's Office reports that Maxfield, who was wearing a helmet, suffered an apparent broken leg from the crash as well as shoulder and arm injuries.

Authorities say they believe alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.